Research found that basketball players who tweeted after midnight scored about a point less in the next day’s game. According to the authors, most of the statistical changes following late-night tweets can be explained by fewer minutes played. Players had an average of 2 minutes less playing time following late-night tweeting. After a late-night tweet, players also took fewer shots and had fewer rebounds, steals and blocks.
“Our findings are relevant beyond just sports science research,” said study co-author Lauren Hale, PhD, Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine in the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University. “Our results demonstrate a broader phenomenon: to perform at your personal best, you should get a full night of sleep.”
The research abstract was published recently in an online supplement in the journal Sleep and was presented June 5, in Boston at SLEEP 2017, the 31st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), which is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.
Does that mean an elected official who tweets late would…oh, nevermind!
Thanks to Sleep Review for Tweeting This!